-This year, Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat; it wonâ€™t happen again until 2021. (The Jewish Press)
-Pope Benedict XVI visit to Manhattanâ€™s Park East Synagogue April 18 is the first visit by any pope to an American synagogue. How did Rabbi Arthur Schneier, of all people, pull this off? (Forward)
-In his new book â€œCulture and Conflict in the Middle Eastâ€? Philip Carl Salzman argues that more attention needs to be paid to tribalism and less to â€œIslam.â€? (The Weekly Standard)
-A well known Jewish author writes a book about birding. So: Is it â€œabout the Jews?â€? (NJ Jewish News)
Pronounced: PAY-sakh, also PEH-sakh. Origin: Hebrew, the holiday of Passover.